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Noun1.Qaeda - a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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When his colleagues admitted this summer that Mullah Omar had died, Al Qaeda and affiliated groups around the globe remembered those words " victory is a divine certainty " in their eulogies.
QUETTA -- Balochistan Home Minister, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti has said that a leader of Al Qaeda was killed and his wife was arrested in a law enforcement operation in Chagai.
Al Qaeda's new South Asia wing, Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, tried to hijack a Pakistani navy ship in September this year, a few days after the group had announced its formation.
Summary: Security official says Yemeni anti-terrorism forces killed three Qaeda militants and arrested four others.
And Sharia has only one variant--that promulgated by Al Qaeda and imposed by violence if necessary.
Faced with open defiance from the leader of Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and Iraq, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri publicly expelled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), suspending its franchise and stripping it of its status as part of the Al Qaeda global enterprise.
The pandemonium in Syria, Libya, and Egypt, are like a hothouse for al Qaeda, which is thriving just as it has in Somalia and Afghanistan," Riedel added.
Washington, July 23 ( ANI ): A RAND study has found out that the number of Al Qaeda affiliates has expanded but the terror network has become more diffused and decentralized.
The report ("Al Qaeda in Libya: A Profile") was prepared by the federal research division of the Library of Congress (LOC) under an agreement with the Defense Department's Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office.
Since Navy SEALs stormed Osama bin Laden's compound and killed him in May, the Obama administration has been unusually frank in its assessment that Al Qaeda is on the ropes, its leadership in disarray.
In a long and detailed report the daily suggests that better conditions for al- Qaeda members and their families resident in Iran were obtained in return for the release of an Iranian diplomat kidnapped by the terrorist network.
The plan initially chalked out by Hafiz Saeed's militant outfit was hijacked by Al- Qaeda with the sole aim of hurtling two nucleararmed nations into the theatre of war.